Acute hemodynamic responses to yoga exercise

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dc.contributor.advisor Tanaka, Hirofumi, Ph. D.
dc.creator Miles, Steven Charles, 1980-
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-22T22:08:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-22T22:08:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-22T22:08:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-22T22:08:09Z
dc.date.created 2010-08
dc.date.issued 2010-12-22
dc.date.submitted August 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1926
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of the present study was to determine the acute hemodynamic responses to twenty-three select yoga postures in advanced and novice yoga practitioners. Additionally, we sought to determine if trunk flexibility is related to arterial stiffness. Using a cross-sectional study design, 37 apparently healthy adults (26 females and 11 males; 22-71 years old) were divided into two groups according to level of yoga experience. Beat-to-beat measures of blood pressure, stroke volume, cardiac work-load, cardiac output, and total peripheral resistance were measured using a finger plethysmograph during the yoga routine. Baseline measures of trunk flexibility (sit-and-reach scores and inclinometer measurements) and arterial stiffness (carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity) were also compared. Yoga postures elicited significant increases in heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac output (P<0.05) for both groups. There was no difference in blood pressure responses between the two groups throughout the yoga testing session. Lumbar flexion, as measured by an inclinometer, was significantly (P<0.01) and inversely associated with cfPWV (r=-0.52).
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Yoga
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Blood pressure
dc.subject Trunk flexibility
dc.subject Arterial stiffness
dc.title Acute hemodynamic responses to yoga exercise
dc.date.updated 2010-12-22T22:08:09Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Farrar, Roger P.
dc.description.department Kinesiology and Health Education
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Kinesiology and Health Education
thesis.degree.discipline Kinesiology
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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